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Working holiday in the Lake district.

Country: United Kingdom

Updated

Workaway Host rating
15
Last Activity
16/04/2014

Description

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POSITION 1 Housekeeper - one position available NOW

POSITION 2 General Maintenance/Estate work - male/female (must have experience)
Available end of April

When you apply please give us the exact dates you would like to stay.
Minimum age = 20
Minimum stay = 6-8 weeks

INTRODUCTION
We are a family business (self-catering holiday cottages and Bed & Breakfast) in the centre of Keswick, Cumbria. We have woodland, garden, river and vegetable garden as well as a dog, cat, chickens, ducks, rabbits, guinea-pigs & geese.

Jeronime is a qualified and experienced EFL teacher.

We are a large family with 7 children (3 at university).

Our place is ALWAYS a very busy house with guests, our children, friends. If this is a problem please DO NOT apply.

We love walking the Fells, sailing, climbing, mountain biking, Canadian canoeing, camping, fishing & BBQs on the Lakeside.

Basically, if you can do it outdoors... you can do it in Keswick, the Adventure Capital of the UK.

Area

England - Keswick, Cumbria

Type of help.

Other,
Helping with Tourists,
Animal care,
Help in the house,
Farming,
General Maintenance,
Cooking / shopping,
Building,
Gardening

Help

WE HAVE TWO WORKAWAY POSITIONS AVAILABLE
Please let us know which one you are applying for.

POSITION 1 - HOUSEKEEPER
To help in family house (tidying, cleaning, laundry & cooking), B&B & with our self-catering cottages.

*General everyday cleaning
*Deep cleaning
*Laundry
*Cooking family meals
*Help with pets
*Cleaning guest accommodation
*Occasional babysitting/collecting children from the school bus

We'd love someone who is organised, conscientious, has an eye for detail, has initiative and likes cleaning!

POSITION 2 - GENERAL MAINTENANCE

*Plumbing / electrical work / carpenter
*Painting and decorating
*Woodland work
*General grounds maintenance
*Working on our vegetable garden & main garden
*Recycling
*Animal husbandry
*Maintaining wood supplies - using chainsaw and axe
*Cleaning guest accommodation

You must be experienced, organised, able to use your time effectively, be conscientious and able to work independently.
You will be working outside and Cumbria is often wet!


TERMS AND CONDITIONS
25hrs per week

Minimum stay - 4 weeks although we prefer WorkAways who would like to stay longer

If you from outside the EU you must have valid medical insurance

PLEASE NOTE - we are willing to help you find evening work in Keswick

Languages spoken

English, reasonable French & German, some Japanese & Arabic

Accommodation

YOUR ACCOMMODATION
Depending on availability / single or couple WorkAways, we offer one of the following; bedroom on the top floor of the main family house,one of our lovely B&B rooms, a room in one of our self-catering units OR half of large converted barn.

We have Wi-Fi throughout Greta Hall.

We offer three meat free meals a day. However we eat fish, dairy and eggs.
It would be difficult for us to cater for a full vegetarian or vegan diet.

WorkAways eat the same food at the same time as us.

You can make tea / coffee / cordial anytime you want.

We usually have homemade biscuits & cake available for snacks as well as fresh fruit.

WorkAways are expected to help prepare meals, lay the table and clear-up after meals. This time is in addition to your 5 hours per day.

You will need to keep your rooms and the bathroom very tidy. You may need to move rooms depending on guest numbers.

We ask that you only speak English whilst at Greta Hall.

What else ...

Our place is set in 3 acres of land, with garden, vegetable garden, woodland and river, 5 minutes walk to the centre of Keswick in Cumbria.

Keswick has a large international community who are very welcoming.

There are loads of groups & societies in Keswick (walking, knitting, climbing, singing, theatre....) some of which are free/very cheap to join. Most of our WorkAways have taken full advantage of these opportunities and have made good friends here.

We have maps, bikes, canoes etc you are welcome to use.

Some more information

Internet access
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers

Volunteering hours expected

25hrs per week

Photos

Our place

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View from the garden
View from the garden
We keep lambs from April - August
We keep lambs from April - August
A great walk just down the valley from where we live
A great walk just down the valley from where we live
Half way round one of our favourite walks
Half way round one of our favourite walks
View back towards Keswick from Catbells
View back towards Keswick from Catbells
We have kayaks & canoes as well as bikes you can borrow for your time off
We have kayaks & canoes as well as bikes you can borrow for your time off
Lots of little rivers for playing, picnics and fishing
Lots of little rivers for playing, picnics and fishing
One workAway bedroom
One workAway bedroom
View from WorkAway bedroom
View from WorkAway bedroom
View from WorkAway bedroom
View from WorkAway bedroom
Twin WorkAway bedroom (when we have two Workaways of the same sex)
Twin WorkAway bedroom (when we have two Workaways of the same sex)
Host ref number: 964952339343

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